Finish

  1. Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    A unique blend of tung oil and resin that showcases the natural beauty of wood, providing lasting, durable protection without a plastic appearance.
    $42.99
  2. General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects
    New
    General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $39.99

  3. Glaze Only
    New
    General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $39.99

  4. General Finishes Burnished Pearl Effects
    New
    General Finishes Burnished Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $39.99

  5. General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects
    New
    General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $39.99

  6. General Finishes Copper Pearl Effects
    New
    General Finishes Copper Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $39.99

    Out of stock
  7. General Finishes Tawny Pearl Effects
    New
    General Finishes Tawny Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $39.99

  8. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Quart
    8 Review(s)
    Unique whey formula and low-VOC content mean healthier air quality, and exceptional cured hardness means a durable finish. Quart size.

    Starting at: From $35.99

  9. Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Transparent in color-ideal for lighter colored woods.
    $34.99
  10. Man O' War Spar Varnish
    Man O' War Spar Varnish
    2 Review(s)
    A marine-grade varnish formulated to stand up to weather and waves.

    Starting at: From $32.99

  11. Odie's Wood Butter, 9 oz.
    Odie's Wood Butter, 9 oz.
    1 Review(s)
    Used like a soft wax to enhance luster and durability with just one coat—100% non-toxic!
    $32.99
  12. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
    $31.99
  13. Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    3 Review(s)
    Showcases the natural beauty of wood while providing premium protection.
    $31.99
  14. Odie's Wax, 9 oz.
    Odie's Wax, 9 oz.
    A 100% non-toxic super-hard wax that provides a lustrous sheen on all wood surfaces.
    $30.99
  15. 59949 - Clear
    Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax
    7 Review(s)

    A venerable non-toxic wax that works well as a protective finish on bare wood and as an extra barrier against damage from water, heat and alcohol on finished furniture.

    Starting at: From $29.99

  16. Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    A 100% non-toxic oil finish that produces a luster that only improves with age.
    $29.99
  17. Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    Oxidizing oils darken wood over time, creating a deep, rich patina—makes dark colors pop!
    $29.99
  18. Purified Beeswax
    Purified Beeswax
    A higher grade of beeswax that's ideal for making your own furniture polish, lubricating drawer runners, making candles and more.
    $27.99
  19. French Polish doesn�t have to wear you out, this blend gives high-quality results in just 3-4 coats.
    Liberon Easy French Polish
    Get the gloss without the grief. This shellac and resin blended polish brushes on for quick buildup and great results with just 3 to 4 easy coats!
    $26.99
  20. Liberon Burnishing Cream, 8 oz.
    Liberon Burnishing Cream
    2 Review(s)
    Clean and rejuvenate highly polished surfaces such as those finished with French polishes, lacquers and varnishes.
    $25.99
  21. Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    4 Review(s)
    A clear, fast-drying protective topcoat that's perfect for furniture, trim, doors, cabinets and paneling. Available in Semi-Gloss and Satin.

    Starting at: From $25.99

  22. Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.
    $24.99
  23. Brush or spray - it's your choice!
    Deft® Waterborne Clear Wood Finish
    1 Review(s)
    The performance of lacquer in a quick-drying water-based acrylic formula.
    $24.99
  24. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    1 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
    $24.99

Choosing the right finish: Questions to ask

What kind of wear will the finished object be subjected to?

What final appearance do you want? Clear or slightly amber? High gloss or satin sheen?

How much ventilation is available where the finish will be applied? Will the finish regularly come in contact with food?

Some common types of finishes

Oils: Easy to apply wiping or brushing, these finishes deepen and enhance the wood's natural color but don't provide a lot of protection. Damaged spots can be repaired easily with simple reapplication. Best used on low-wear surfaces.
Oil-based polyurethanes/varnishes: These finishes can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying and offer a durable, protective surface. Generally have slight amber cast. Good ventilation, solvent clean-up required. Repairs require sanding and recoating. Good for moderate- to high-wear surfaces.
Water-based polyurethanes/varnishes: Also can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying for a durable, protective surface. Generally dry clear, without amber cast. Low odor and water clean-up. Repairs require sanding and recoating. Good for moderate- to high-wear surfaces.
Lacquer: Usually applied by spraying, lacquer quickly dries to a hard finish that can be polished to a high gloss and offers good protection against water damage and stains. Damage can be repaired easily. Good ventilation, solvent clean-up required. A good choice for surfaces that will see moderate wear.
Shellac: A natural product that's non-toxic when dry, it can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying and provides decent surface protection. Damaged spots can be repaired easily with simple reapplication. Often used as a seal coat. Best for low- to moderate-wear surfaces.

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I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

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What People are Saying:

I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.
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